After President Obama gave a shout-out to “nonbelievers” in his first inaugural address in 2009, atheists have felt a little bit out in the cold with our president. His record on ending discrimination in hiring within faith-based initiatives has been disappointing to nonexistent. His participation in the National Prayer Breakfast events has been galling and [Read More…]
In Searcy, Arkansas, home of (private Christian school) Harding University, there’s a cross sitting just outside the local Police Department that was supposedly put there by a local Methodist church last year. It’s a promotion of Christianity that Police Chief Jeremy Clark sees absolutely nothing wrong with:
They were discussing the Satanic Temple’s proposed monument on Fox Business News a few days ago — because Fox doesn’t do business news correctly, either — when guest Bernard McGuirk said something crazy:
“They should be able to put the statue up, and then they should be shot right next to it, and then we take it down.”
Alan Colmes at least responded to that comment, though I felt he downplayed it, but the other panelists (and the host) just ignored it. (They were too busy complaining about how the monument is promoting “evil” and is somehow “anti-Christian” — both of which are untrue, according to every single article ever about the monument.)
How could the panel and host just let a comment like that slide?!
I guess they think Jesus approves of killing those who hold views with which you disagree.
An Afghan man is probably the first atheist ever to receive asylum in the U.K. for religious reasons. The British Home Office agreed to let him stay indefinitely after it accepted that he could face persecution in Afghanistan for having abandoned his Islamic faith.
From The Independent:
Although he was brought up a Muslim, since living in the UK he has gradually turned away from it and is now an atheist.
His lawyers argued that their client’s forced return to Afghanistan
… could result in a death sentence under Sharia law as an “apostate” — someone who has abandoned their religious faith — unless he remained silent about his atheist beliefs.
Last week, the Satanic Temple unveiled the monument they planned to erect on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds:
In any case, you know who’s *really* upset about that monument?